NORFOLK, VA – How many business licenses were issued last month? What’s the city’s mowing schedule? How many Waste Management requests were made last year? All this data and much more is available through Norfolk Open Data. Want to learn more about this publicly available data and how to make sense of it?
Join us for a special, resident-focused class to explore Norfolk Open Data as well as how to search, sort and filter to learn about the data in YOUR neighborhood. You’ll also hear from city staff about how we use this data.
City staff from Neighborhood Development, Information Technology and CivicLab will lead this virtual session hosted by Slover Library on March 25, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register at online.
This month marks the third anniversary of Norfolk’s launch of the Norfolk Open Data Portal. It opened with four datasets; the portal now includes more than 40 datasets including all kinds of information about the workings of the city, from police incident reports and real estate assessments to tide sensors and fleet operations.
All data in the portal is regularly updated and free to access and download.
Our mission includes ensuring that our residents can access and use this data to help themselves and their neighborhoods, to satisfy curiosity or address a challenge. Want to get a head start? Check out the welcome video and tutorials already on the portal.
Where is the Data in YOUR Neighborhood?
March 25, 2021